Research Training for DUHS IRB Studies

This page contains information on required and suggested training for key personnel on DUHS IRB research protocols.

Additional training can be found on the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) Training site.

Required Training

Required for all key personnel on DUHS IRB protocols:

Collaborative Training Initiative (CITI) Modules

  1. Log in via SSO with your Duke NetID and password
  2. Choose “Duke Health”
  3. Complete required modules: Biomedical Research – Basic/Refresher

New employees will be required to take nine modules.

Exisiting employees/faculty who have already completed the training will be required to renew their credentials every three years with shorter refresher modules. CITI will send you an automated email 90 days prior to expiration.


Duke Human Research Training (DHRT)

  1. Log in with your Duke NetID and password
  2. Type “Duke Human” in the Catalog Search field on the right side of the page
  3. Register for either online or in person DHRT training

This is an annual requirement. DOCR registers Key Personnel and other employees who support clinical research or have previously completed the training for the web-based version of (DHRT) 30-45 days before annual expiration. The learner receives an automated notice from the Duke LMS of the registration. If the Key Personnel do not complete the training by 14 days before expiration and 7 days before expiration, DOCR sends the key personnel a reminder message.

Required Only for Undergraduates Involved in the Informed Consent Process:

Undergraduate Workshop: Informed Consent and The Informed Consent Process

In addition to CITI and DHRT, undergraduates who will be involved in the consenting process must also complete both the general Informed Consent Process training and a DOCR in-person training session specifically for undergraduates – Undergraduate Workshop: Informed Consent. CITI, DHRT, and the Informed Consent Process training should be completed before the Undergraduate Informed Consent workshop. Please note that other conditions and restrictions apply; please see the Undergraduates Engaged in Consent Policy.

The Informed Consent Process
Available as online training or in-person training

Undergraduate Workshop: Informed Consent
Available as in-person training


Suggested Training

These training sessions are recommended as applicable to personnel job functions:

The Informed Consent Process

Recommended for: anyone who collects consent, creates study documents related to consent, or supervises personnel performing these tasks

Available as online training or in-person training


Research Data Integrity/Security

Recommended for: anyone who collects or manages data, designs data management protocol/procedures, or supervises personnel performing these tasks

Available as online training


Study Documentation: Regulations and Best Practices

Recommended for: anyone who performs documentation tasks, writes study documentation protocols/procedures, or supervises personnel performing these tasks

Available as in-person training


IRB Overview

Recommended for: anyone involved in submitting protocols or completing continuing reviews, or supervises personnel performing these tasks

Available as in-person training